Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Speedy Lasagna Casserole

  • 8 ounce dried miniature lasagna noodles, broken
  • 12 ounce mild or hot bulk Italian sausage
  • 2-1/2 cups desired red pasta sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz.)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe 2-quart square baking dish, crumble sausage. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes or until sausage is brown, stirring once or twice. Drain fat.

3. Stir cooked pasta and pasta sauce into sausage in dish. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.

4. In a medium bowl, stir together egg, cottage cheese, and Parmesan or Romano cheese. Spoon mixture over pasta mixture. Cover and microwave on high for 6 to 7 minutes more or until heated through. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

From Better Homes and Gardens
Submitted by Shelli

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